Rescued Horses Cared for by New York College Students and Staff

Eighty horses were rescued in late summer by the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York. They needed help from day one, so they called on faculty and students from Alfred State College's veterinary and agricultural technology programs.

Students began by making sure the horses had food and water while veterinarians and animal welfare regulators sorted through and catalogued the neglected, injured, and emaciated horses on one farm.

Some horses were placed in foster care, but 72 ended up being housed at one facility, with Alfred State College students and faculty spending the entire fall semester nursing the animals back to good health mentally and physically.

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About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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